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|Millennium Way: Leek Wootton Circular|
|Author: Millennium Way, Published: 02 Aug 2017||Walk Rating:|
|A 7 mile circular walk close to the village of Leek Wootton in Warwickshire. This is an enjoyable walk along quiet lanes and paths, taking in some attractive woodland, open countryside and a stretch of the Grand Union Canal. For part of the walk you will follow a stretch of the Millennium Way where you will be guided by the distinctive black and white waymarkers.
The route is relatively flat, with only gentle gradients. You will need to negotiate some kissing gates, gates and bridges, but there are no stiles or livestock on route. There are some stretches on quiet lanes, so take care of traffic on these parts. One stretch runs alongside a golf course so watch out for any stray flying golf balls. Allow 3.5 hours.
The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.
The village of Leek Wootton is located about 2 miles from Warwick, in the triangle created by Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington Spa. The walk starts and finishes in the lay-by on Rouncil Lane, about three quarters of a mile north west of Leek Wootton. The nearest post code is CV8 1NN.
|Start to Coventry Road|
Start point: 52.3237 lat, -1.5926 long
The walk begins in the lay-by on Rouncil Lane. Take the footpath at the end of the lay-by. Go through the kissing gate and continue across the field to take the waymarked gap ahead into woodland. Once through the gap, turn immediately right onto the woodland footpath and, after 30 paces, pass a waypost marked Centenary Way. Continue along the woodland path eventually to cross a small stream via a wooden bridge as you approach a golf course. Bear slightly right to stay along the path with the golf course to your left. Soon you will arrive at a metal kissing gate.
|Coventry Road to Prospect Farm|
Start point: 52.2967 lat, -1.5761 long
At this point you have two choices. If you wish to take a short detour to visit the Saxon Mill at Guy's Cliffe (pictured) go left on the main road for about quarter of a mile. Saxon Mill dates from the 1100s and was a working mill until 1938. It was converted into a restaurant and bar in 1952 and has a glass window cut-away in the floor where the water can be seen flowing under the building. There is a footpath alongside which gives good views of the River Avon.
|Prospect Farm to End|
Start point: 52.3057 lat, -1.6083 long
Continue past the farm and a couple of small attractive cottages on your right. Stay ahead on the lane until you come to the far end of a wood on your left. Here you will find a waypost with several bridleway waymarks. Turn right here through a large wide metal gate and go along the field edge with a hedge and trees on your left.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author 41club and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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